Wake Electric Scholarships

The deadline for submitting an application is March 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.  Winners will be announced by the end of April, 2017.

Fred M. Alford Scholarship

Wake Electric awards one Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship of $2,000. This scholarship is in memory of former Wake Electric employee Fred M. Alford.
Requirements for the Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship include:

  • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of an active Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
  • Must be a high school graduating senior (cannot already be attending college)
  • Must pursue a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution in North Carolina

Touchstone Energy® Scholarships

16 scholarships of $1,250 were awarded for 2016.  Requirements include:

  • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of an active Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
  • Must use these funds at a North Carolina college or university, community college, vocational or technical school
  • Applicants can be a high school graduating senior or already enrolled full-time in a university, community college, vocational or technical school

Information Requirements

Applicants must provide the following:

  • Completed application including financial information
  • Application information MUST BE TYPED or application will be disqualified
  • Transcript from high school, college or university, community college, vocational or technical school
  • Two-page, double-spaced essay that describes the student’s career goals and how they intend to achieve them and explain why they believe they should receive the scholarship.  ESSAY MUST BE TYPED and should NOT be more than two-pages.  The essay should show a thoughtful and original approach.
  • Three letters of recommendation (the judges prefer thoughtful and original observations)

To download an application click on this link: 2017 Scholarship Application.  The deadline to submit an application is March 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.  Any applications received after the March 15th deadline (even if they are postmarked March 15) will be disqualified.  Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Wake Electric at communications@wemc.com or (919) 863.6312.

The Wake Electric Scholarship Program is funded through voluntary member and employee donations through the Operation RoundUp program.


2016 Wake Electric Scholarship Winners

For 2016, Wake Electric awarded 19 college scholarships equaling a total of $24,500. 

The Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) was awarded to:

 Hannah Jordan, Wake Forest High School

The Touchstone Energy Scholarship winners are:

  1. Jacob Faulkner of Franklin Academy
  2. Abigail Keel of Franklin Academy
  3. Jonasha Green of Bunn High
  4. Sage Pritchet of Franklinton High
  5. Sterling Grissom of J F Webb High
  6. Shannon Stephens of Appalachian State
  7. Evan Gales of Thales Academy
  8. Brittaney Dahle of Methodist University
  9. Audra Chenoweth of Franklin Academy
  10. Emilee Britton of Wake Forest High
  11. Kathleen Goss of Franklin Academy
  12. Payton Baker of Wake Forest High
  13. Michael Richards of N C State
  14. Neva Yinger of Willowdell Heritage School
  15. Taylor Sabia of East Wake Academy
  16. Abby Trotter of Appalachian State
  17. Chloe Lang of Franklin Academy
  18. Meredyth Albright of Duke University

Funding for scholarships is made possible by Wake Electric members and Wake Electric employees through the Operation Round-Up Program. For more information on Operation RoundUp or the scholarship program, visit www.wemc.com.


Questions?

Call 919.863.6312 or 800.474.6300 or e-mail at communications@wemc.com.

Funding for scholarships is made possible by Wake Electric members and employees through the Operation Round-Up Program. Operation Round-Up allows Wake Electric members to round up their electric bill to the next highest dollar and donate that amount to the program. For example, if your electric bill for the month is $91.85, your bill would be rounded up to $92.00 and the extra 15 cents would be donated to Operation Round-Up.